The basement project....revealed

I wish I could say I worked long and hard editing these pictures but the truth is....I did not.  I also wish I had spent more time taking them.....but I didn't.  In fact after the reveal....while Jan was talking to the homeowner...I was running around taking pictures like I am in a grocery store.  All over the place...no plan just going from one isle to the next.  I think my "meds" wore off :)

It was a little dark so I opened the door and that didn't really help much.  So it is what it is.....just want to show you how it came together.  Before we get to the pictures.....remember....we used some of the homeowners things to save money.  Also, I really could not remove any books from the book shelves.  I am not making excuses but I am sure that sometimes people think "why the hell is THAT in the room.....?"  Cause it HAD to be suckers!

So here she be.....all done up for the prom.

This was upstairs in the DR.....we moved it down in the entry way.

Her vintage lamp also with a new shade.
 
The rug I found, along with the stool.  Also...all of the pictures from yard sales and flea markets.

She loves the blue chairs by the way......

The rug was perfect.

The other blue chair.....

One side of the bookcase.  My back was killing me after pulling all of the off and organizing them.  He loves to fly fish...there were a million books on that and he loves to play poker...2 million books on that! I tried to keep the upper shelves with the more pretty things.

How lucky that I found this old oil and the old fishing basket.

The other side of the bookcases.  That is a security monitor.

I found these at the flea market.

The boxes from Homegoods...the baskets from Tuesday Morning.  The pottery and the brass piece also from flea market.

The round side tables from her living room upstairs [we are going to redo that LR anyway], The lamps and leather bench from Pottery Barn, the throw from Homegoods.  Lot's of throw pillows for kids to use when watching movies etc.

What is with the sideway pictures....must be how I view the world.....:)

Does anybody remember when I bought these???  They are perfect for this room.....

I ordered the blue Bleeker pillows from Etsy....Schumacher had the fabric on backorder!  The price was great and they were made beautifully.

This rug came from Pottery Barn.....

This is the bathroom...although I did not have an after picture.....what the HECK was I thinking....You would think this is my first time at the rodeo.

Look at this chair that I found for 15.00!!!  Antique for sure.....

Another small vintage oil.

Are you dizzy from all the angles of the pictures????  I am.  There is actually another leather chair in the corner that I got NO shots of......I think because the homeowner and Jan were standing there talking.

The good thing is that they were thrilled.....and isn't that why we design?????  She was great, because I did not have to get approval for any of the accessories...which saved her so much money.....

On another note....Julie and Taylor from the blog T&G Interiors did a post today on barn doors....and they used my nursery as an example....[well not MY nursery...I am way to old for all of that].  They have only been blogging since July so run over, look around and say hello!

You guys keep pushing forward  this week....it is Wednesday after all.....2 more days.

AND.....Scott's is tomorrow!

Holy crap...I almost FORGOT to pick a winner......Mary Ann from Classic Casual Home!!!
You guys are awesome for entering...many more to come......





45 comments

Emily A. Clark said...

Love it, love it! Just had a client send me your preview picture of this room for her living room inspiration :)

Cindy said...

Ohhh., Wow... It looks great! I LOVE the chairs, and good job incorporating their stuff on the shelves and making it all look good. I understand about guys and their books... My guy has some UGLY books. He reads political books and they all have some version of red white and blue on them, he keeps them all, it's AWFUL. But... the little books you picked out were totally perfect. And, i love both of the oil paintings... the way you positioned them, they look wonderful! I think my favorite is the blue chairs and the way you pulled the blue onto the sofa with those great pillows and it works with the paintings so well too. Way to go girl! You've got the touch!

Cindy

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

I love those Lucite/glass grapes! And the camel bench! And rug and im going to world market for that stool damn it!

Errything looks great. You did good.

Jessie said...

I love how everything turns out, Sherry. You did great job with this space! As for the bookcase, I adore all the little pretty accessories you bought for your clients especially the fishing basket, the brass piece and the boxes from Home Goods. Love the Schumacher pillow and the cluster of glass grape ornaments, too.

Congratulations to Mary Ann! She's a lucky girl!

By the way, I am hosting a fabulous giveaway! Come by and enter for a chance to win a designer beach umbrella from Cocopani Australia. (valued at $110)

http://www.mixandchic.com/2011/10/product-review-and-giveaway-cocopani.html

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Gorgeous!

Lauren@BaylorSays... said...

Everything looks awesome!! Seriously love the entry vignette (I'm so over that word today, what should we call it?)....it just looks really asymmetrical and cool. I too love the blue chairs and that rug and every other tiny little thing you did here. Win.

Cathy Wall said...

The blue chairs are to die for and of course the whole space is amazing. I'm telling you, you have the touch girl, it's no wonder your clients say "yeah you go ahead and buy all of the accessories, cuz I know you'll save me $$ AND it will look amazing."

Cathy

Kelly said...

You did a great job on that room. I think you kept it personal for them but freshened it up. They must be pleased with the outcome.

My Interior Life said...

As always, awesome job! It's the details that make it so perfect. That camel stool is to die for, and I'm with Bri - might be hitting up World Market to get one of those bamileke stools. Kudos!

Kathysue said...

Hi Miss Sherry!! I am back in blogland and so glad to see this post!! It looks like a warm and inviting home. I think you did an amazing job pulling it all together. You have such a great idea for the unusual,loved the stool in the entry. The vignette is PERFECTION,Great job and Congrats to Mary Ann!!! xo Kathysue

Sarah Roads said...

This turned out great. Beautiful styling.

Acquired Objects said...

I wasn't to sure of those blue chairs but you made them work they look wonderful in the room. You did an amazing job on what sounds like a small budget, great job.

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Hi Sherry,
What a light and lovely basement! I love the special items you selected. They add such character and warmth to the space. A job very well done!
~ Wendi ~

Gretchen O. said...

Your AMAZING! The room is so warm and inviting, and I am sure they are going to spend so much time down there. Well done:):)

Holly said...

It seems as though you kept the space very "them" but kicked it up a notch or two or three - great job. I love that entry area and the stool you picked up and that Windsor chair was only 15 bucks? Looking forward to seeing your Scott's adventures.

eclecticrevisited said...

Fabulous Sherry..love the shelves as they look timeless..and the sapphire chairs are sweet!
best,
maureen

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

You are so good! The world looks better sideways ;)

Gild and Grace said...

Looks fantastic! Great job :)

Abbey x

Kellie Collis said...

What a gorgeous space! It looks cozy. Have a beautiful day, Kellie xx

Victoria said...

It turned out great...and on a budget, as well. This is the value a designer offers -- a vision that doesn't necessarily require a fortune to execute well. Congrats.
Best...Victoria

~ rooms FOR rent ~ said...

looks great! what was the paint color you used on the bookshelves? I LOVE it!

Renae Moore said...

Looks great, I adore working with what people have already as most of us have plenty of 'STUFF'!! I like the gray painted risers on the stairs too!

Good job Girlie Girl. Have a great weekend!

xx

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

It look GREAT!! I want to steal the blue chairs! Came together beautifully!

Tiffany {Living Savvy}

Capella Kincheloe Interior Design said...

You did a stupendous job as usual Sherry!

Interior Design Musings said...

You are so talented, Sherry! Love the pictures. Makes me want to hang out down there and watch a football game! M.

Rene said...

Great job ShaRay!

Kelly@Bungalow Blue said...

Those blue chairs are fabulous!! Great job!

Mary said...

I'm so glad they kept the blue chairs. Everything looks so nice & comfortable. All that's missing is a bowl of popcorn & my feet up on the bench.

classic • casual • home said...

HOOOOOOOOOOORAY! I WON! I was thinking how my back would be breaking from all the decorating, too and how wonderful a job you did. That is my favorite thing...to shop the homeowners things first and edit...but it is physical labor...burns calories I like to think. WELL YOU DID A BEAUTIFUL JOB...and I so happy to be the lucky winner.

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

It's gorgeous!! I love all the texture...and that stool!! I have one (it's a camel saddle), but have never seen another. So cool!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

It turned out beautifully! Looks like such a great place to relax. I'm sure the clients are beyond thrilled!

Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

Love it, Sherry. You have such a great eye for mixing the accessories. Heidi and I are headed to Scott's tomorrow. Wanna come?

Rosa @ FlutterFlutter said...

You did a great job Sherry! The thing I love the most about this post, though, is your hilarious ranting. Haha, thanks for the laugh!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

It is gorgeous! The homeowners must be so excited to have a "new" room to relax in.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Sherry, I love the vintage finds. I want the red rug for my house. I have got to go to the flea market. The transformation looks great. I know how you feel. I have kicked my self for not taking pictures of a design.

lisaroyhandbags said...

It turned out great! And your styling is perfect :)

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

It's so wonderful...can't imagine if the pictures were any better. It's just all good. saw your nursery featured on the barn door post. That's one of my all time favorites. Have a great weekend. Mona

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wow! Amazing! I love the old chair in the bathroom! Hope you are havng a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

A Delightful Design said...

Beautiful as always! I love all of your designs. So calming and stylish but still with flare. :-) It's no wonder they are thrilled to pieces.
abby

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Adore the color of the bookshelves!! Janell

Morgan @ PepperDesignBlog.com said...

Beautiful job! Love the colors and patterns. Beautiful wall collage!

livingwithstyle said...

Fantastic job Sherry!

A Vintage Vine said...

The color on the bookcases is wonderful! Love that bench...such a world traveled look! I remember those from way back, great choice! Thanks for sharing!

casey at loft and cottage said...

You've done it again. Everything looks perfect!

The Houston House said...

Ok you have totally inspired me to redo my ongoing project of a living room. Gorgeous!

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